Penn State running back Saquon Barkley has signed on to be represented by Jay Z‘s Roc Nation Sports agency.
“It was a really easy decision,” Barkley said. “A lot of people came around my way, but they were focused on me and they did a great job at selling my family on setting me up for life, bringing value outside of football. I felt like it was harder for other agencies to pitch that family feel when they were working with 30 or 40 guys.”
“A Generational Talent” || Saquon Barkley Career Highlights || Penn State RB #26
Barkley is one of the greatest players in Penn State history. He burst on to the scene as a true freshman in 2015 and never looked back. He is second all time in career rushing yards for the nittany lions and he did it just 3 years.
Roc Nation has struck gold in recent years with running backs. In 2015, they signed the University of Georgia’s Todd Gurley, who was picked 10th to the Rams. Last year, they snagged LSU running back Leonard Fournette, who was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the fourth overall pick.
Widely considered to be one of the best running backs in college football history, Barkley rushed for 1,271 yards and 18 touchdowns this year.
Roc Nation’s Kim Miale, who represents Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, among others, will be the lead person at the agency handling Barkley’s portfolio.